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Buy cold tablets, get put in a computer database....

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Jeff White, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

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    Gee a couple of weeks ago the cold pill restrictions were working so well the Mexican drug gangs were moving into the area to service the customers who could no longer make their own meth.

    Now we have a proposal to change the log of cold pill buyers into a computer database so the meth cooks can't shop in multiple jurisdictions. Come on Missouri legislature, the law is either working or it isn't.


    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ne...C1FF178A1DAAFA4A8625714E0003480C?OpenDocument
     
  2. NMshooter

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    So, I figure I will drop into the L&P forum for a quick skim of the free for all, and I see this.

    I know, I really should not be suprised, but this is getting ridiculous.

    Unfortunately, there seem to be few candidates for political office who have that sense which we would all like to think is "common".

    :banghead:
     
  3. real_name

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    We already have to do this in TN, and there is still a meth problem.
     
  4. Topgun

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    NO....drug law will EVER work.

    The money available to upgrade law enforcement is just too juicy for any sensible legislation. Ask any arms or equipment salesman. And police administrators get lots of perks from them. Ditto legislators.

    Legalization and control of ...clean.... drugs would put more cops and lawyers out of business than anything since prohibition.

    Just the "new" database will provide countless amounts of bag money for equipment and training and new staff to monitor.

    And what will it accomplish? Nothing. Just like we have come to expect from the public "servants" that screw us with gay abandon.

    And the "cold pills" will still move unhindered. Several years ago, a truck drive I knew wanted me to front the money for him to buy an entire truckload of Sudafed.

    He....acted..... like he didn't know what it was used for when I told him.

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    Some people commit crimes, so we need to keep a close eye on everyone.

    Josef Stalin surely would have understood.
     
  7. Soybomb

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    I believe a couple weeks ago I read in the Sentinel that Centralia and other local pd's are gathering the cold tab logs and building a searchable database as well. Any word on that from your area?
     
  8. Autolycus

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    Do you think the ACLU will stand up and make this a privacy issue? This is probably a lot more useless than gun control. The simple truth is that the beaurocrats and administrators who are in charge of combating problems do not know what to do. They just refuse to come out and admit it. Silly registration and keeping track of who buys what, or how much sudafed someone bought will not stop the problem. And what really hits home here in IL is that I am unable to protect myself legally from the scumbags who are high on this crap. At the same time the legislature is keeping me defensless and not addressing the meth issue in a manner that will do something effective.
     
  9. sm

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    Big Brother would be so proud...

    Related.

    As I shared with Antipitas at TFL

    Database?

    North Little Rock First To Test Meth Deterrent

    http://www.kthv.com/news/search/resu...?storyid=24729


    Yeah , seems the lure of fed dollars are just to tempting for elected-critters not to turn down.

    Steve
     
  10. robctwo

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    We've been fighting the war on drugs here in Oregon since I graduated from high school in 1969. We had some reasonable grade pot, turkish hash, LSD and mushrooms and a few bennies and cross tops readily available. Heroin was rare, but around.

    Today we have very high grade pot. Lots of methamphetamine. Some heroine, cocain and psychedelics. Crime is up. Prisons are full and school funding is compromised.

    We have the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to govern distribution of alcohol. We adopted the mom and pop retail distribution system to market illegal drugs. It isn't working. The legislature has met to pass more laws to control the drug problem. More criminal penalties. Same old same old.
     
  11. rhubarb

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    Criminalize cold medicine and only criminals will have cold medicine.
     
  12. Don't Tread On Me

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    Ah yes. I remember when the Senate passed that Sudafed bill a while back...


    Heh, and to think that some people on this forum actually argue that the government won't actually confiscate firearms. LMAO! A government that wants to put you on a list for a nasal decongestant will certainly take away your guns.

    Enjoy the tyranny.
     
  13. mzmtg

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    I refuse to participate in this nonsense. I guess I'll be buying the new, less-effective cold medicines when i need relief.
     
  14. Manedwolf

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    So come next winter, the only people who don't have a cold MUST BE CRIMINALS!...or something.

    Seriously, it takes hundreds of boxes of Sudafed to cook up into a little bit of crystal meth. Are they going to track who is suspiciously going to about 500 stores in a row and buying one box in each? So why make you register to buy ONE BOX?!

    BTW, they've extended it to DayQuil and Nyquil now, even the liquid. Because meth cooks are going to be able to fractionate and separate the psuedoephedrine from the tylenol and cough suppressant in that. Of course.
     
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    Ban cold medicine?? I've got a better idea: How about we declare open hunting season on meth lab operators and meth pushers? No bag limit, night time hunting authorized, no hunting license required, may hunt nationwide.:evil:
     
  16. Manedwolf

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    You mean actually put the meth cooks and dealers in JAIL for a LONG TIME instead of letting them back out on the street over and over and over?

    Of course not. They're victims of society. They have to instead arrest as many addicts as possible to keep the court system bureacracy well-paid, and harass law-abiding citizens who have colds. :barf:
     
  17. The Drew

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    I was in a local CVS yesterday and notices that all the cold pills are no longer on the shelf. THey have little cards you must take up to the register to buy... I don't even think we have a major meth problem around here... but we DO have a heroin problem, and none of those idiots are gonna do something as ambitious as cook up some meth....

    I say let the bastards keep blowing themselves up... and don't screw with my cold medicine or put me in a database as a potential meth cook....

    Next thing you know people will have their guns taken away because they bought too much cold medicine in a year... Doesn't matter if you bought it for you sick wife or kids, you have exceeded the allotted amount and that PROVES you're involved in manufacturing meth... Not that they can convict on such charges, but they sure can make your life miserable....
     
  18. Manedwolf

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    The problem is that some of them have been blowing themselves up in old and unsafe apartment buildings in inner cities, starting serious fires that have killed families and kids in the building.

    The SOLUTION would be to actually put the cooks in jail when they're caught, but they tend to not be punished very severely. Back on the street in in a couple years, months or less, or off on a technicality.

    As usual, punish the law-abiding, not the criminals.
     
  19. Clean97GTI

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    Well, when you criminalize something that isn't a real crime, you still create real criminals.

    If we didn't have so many prohibitions on what we can put in our own bodies, we wouldn't see these nasty drugs being cooked up on the streets.

    Funny, this seems very familiar. I think I read about it before...somewhere.
    Oh yeah, it was during prohibition. Lots of people got really screwed up drinking improperly made alcohol. Fortunately we knew when to cut our losses and prohibition went bye-bye.

    Wonder when we're gonna see the same thing happen again. It amazes me that the government has no constitutional authority to prohibit such a thing, yet its seemingly harder to change than the actual constitution itself.
     
  20. Tokugawa

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    Tpogun hit right on the head- there is too much money being made from illegal drugs for them ever to be legalized. On both sides.

    But- just but- can you imagine the consternation of the drug lords if we simply legalized it and cut thier cash stream?
    And how happy we could make those farmers growing it, paying them more for the crop?
    And how much less street crime we could have , being free from the crazed junkies needing thier next fix?
    And how much money would be freed up for education?
    And no more "no knock" raids?

    My cousin, the closest thing to a brother I had growing up, died from a drug related suicide. I do have some emotional stake here. The "war on drugs" is the biggist crock of crap ever sold to the american people.
    It has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to deter or reduce drug use. NOTHING.
     
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    Our superfluous Texas legislature enacted this same crud last year. Hasn't made a dent in meth manufacture. In fact, BP and the Minutemen are catching illegals smuggling OTC meds and other chemicals across the border in increasing numbers....


    ...shall we go for the trifecta?... ;)


    I wonder just how long it will take before for judges start issuing "no-knock" warrants based solely on the number of times a name appears on the "database".... :scrutiny:
     
  22. DKSuddeth

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    why is it that we let the government punish the entire populace for the abuses of a few?

    I don't know why we don't turn this around on them and not elect anymore businessmen, doctors, lawyers, exterminators, and any other profession based people to office since they have abused their authority.

    we should start electing the average joe back in to office.
     
  23. Clean97GTI

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    DKSuddeth

    I like the way you're thinking.
    For a nice real-world example, look at Rumsfeld and Tamiflu. He served as Gilead Research's chairman (the biotech firm that owns Tamiflu) from 97 till 01 when he joined the Bush admin.
    He has a stake worth millions in that company. Oddly enough, we've got new fears of avian flu entering this country and can't manage to supply enough of the required antiviral drug and guess who stands in line to profit?
     
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    No kidding. Both my wife and I have sinus issues so we are regular purchasers of Sudafed--it's the only thing that works for me, and I refuse to use the half-as-effective non-PE crap that the drug warriors are trying to push as a Sudafed replacement.

    We have to be really careful to space out our buying. I get paid every 2 weeks; if we buy 2 boxes each time we do our biweekly shopping, we commit a CRIME. We have to go 2, 1, 2, 1, 0, 2, 1, etc. to avoid buying more than 3 boxes in any 30 day calendar period. If we buy 4 boxes in any 30-day period, then we become drug criminals. Welcome to the land of the free and the home of the brave... :scrutiny:
     
  25. c_yeager

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    You are all looking at this the wrong way. Clearly the only solution is to nip this whole thing at the DEMAND side of the equation, not the supply side. Get rid of the demand and there is no more problem.

    Ban congestion.
     
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